Marks has an old score to settle

WOODBRIDGE, who have not won the Hambro Cup since 1994, hope for success under the captaincy of Suffolk seniors' captain Jon Marks.

By Tony Garnett

By Tony Garnett

WOODBRIDGE, who have not won the Hambro Cup since 1994, hope for success under the captaincy of Suffolk seniors' captain Jon Marks. His side to entertain Stowmarket on Sunday includes James Keely and Chris Bye, both of whom have regained amateur status.

Marks has taken current form into consideration and feels he has a score to settle with Stowmarket who have had the better of recent exchanges, but always with home advantage.

You may also want to watch:

Half the Stowmarket team is made up of seasoned campaigners like Paul Buckle, Dean Tricker, Nathan Overton and Martin Darling. The other half comprises talented juniors like Suffolk schoolboy champion Sam Forgan, his brother Ben, Patrick Spraggs and Chris Underwood.

Rushmere need to sharpen up their game if they are to overcome a Waldringfield team boosted by their Stenson Shield success against Rookery Park. Mike Virley steps up into the Waldringfield side.

Most Read

Rushmere's performance at Ufford Park in the Stenson was reminiscent of the England cricketers against Bangladesh. They made heavy weather of their success.

Hintlesham, Hambro winners in 2004, entertain Flempton. Youngsters Joe and Jack Cardy and Phil Westley are blended with old hands like Adie Meredith, Trevor Hellyer and Jerry Procter. Scott Vandervord has joined the professional ranks since last season.

Haverhill have former professional David Quinney as well as teenagers Harry Mills and Oliver Cracknell, in their team against Rookery Park. Craig Sissons is another setting off on a Hambro career that could last for many years. Rookery will look to bounce back from their Stenson setback.

Fynn Valley took to Suffolk players Bradley Wilkins and Chris Smith to provide the experience that will help their young squad. Their match against Gorleston, who include county champion Alex Holmes, could be close.

There is a West Suffolk derby at Bury St Edmunds where The Suffolk are the visitors. Matt Fordham leads a Bury team that shows few changes from last year. Tom Stephenson, beaten finalist in the Suffolk amateur match play last year, is a junior with the confidence to chalk up victories when required.

Brett Vale provide a potential banana skin for Thorpeness. Last season's beaten finalists will have been stung by a home defeat at the hands of Aldeburgh in the Stenson.

Aldeburgh entertain Halesworth. Although Nigel Robson and Logan Mair return, John Wybar, Alex Stanley and Freddie Edmunds will be missed.

Some clubs overlook their talented youngsters when picking Tolly Cobbold teams. Then they find that these lads become single-figure players and are no longer eligible.

Rushmere have taken the plunge with Josh Cottrell and Connor James who are in the Suffolk under 14 coaching squad. They face Gorleston who were Tolly winners in 1971 and 1975.

Flempton go into their match against Aldeburgh Artisans with a judge, a surgeon and a policeman in their team while holders Stoke by Nayland rely on several players who have been prominent in the Suffolk Winter Alliance for their home tie with Diss.

Hambro and Tolly teams

Hambro Cup - First Round

Aldeburgh v Halesworth

Aldeburgh: Logan Mair (captain), James Reiss, Andrew Edmond, Richard Palmer, Christo Lloyd, Roger Taylor. Mike Jones, Nigel Robson.

Halesworth: Paul Coby, Sam Holmes, Dave Brown, Mark Swallow, Mark Coby, David Leeder, Bill Carson, Paul Ellis.

Brett Vale v Thorpeness

Brett Vale: Mark Jackson, Chris Hammond, Terry Fenton, Dave Partridge, James Norton, Simon Donnelley, Owen Norman, Jason Rea (captain). Reserve: Alan Keyte.

Thorpeness: Ray Foreman (captain), Gavin Stroud, Mark Henderson, John Howard, Ivan Fryer, Richard Newton, Richard Baker, Peter Cooney, Ronnie Armstrong.

Bury St Edmunds v The Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds: Nick Brewster, Andy Collett, Dean Fairweather, Matt Fordham (captain), Roger Nicholson, Tom Stephenson, Dan Wilson, Grant White, Chris Wright.

The Suffolk: Mike Greener, Tim Pakenham, Marcus Lee, Gary Last, Richard Tungate, Simon Byford, Craig Durant, Malcolm Wyer, Stephen Lankester, Barry Scarfe.

Fynn Valley v Gorleston

Fynn Valley: Brad Wilkins, Chris Smith, Warren Goddard, Paul Dobson, Hugo Dobson, Aaron Bowen, Nick Denny, Andy Munro, Daniel Hedges, Jordan Dymond, Harry Hogg.

Gorleston: Alex Holmes, Danny Western, Patrick Goffin, Ray Thomson, Adam Woods, Chris Duffy, Adam Hasel, David James.

Haverhill v Rookery Park

Haverhill: Harry Mills, Oliver Cracknell, David Quinney, Andrew Bareham, Craig Sissons, Rob Scott, Paul Houchen, Dave Spittle, Jim Thompson, Eamonn Bareham.

Rookery Park: Ben Wallis. Graham Shillings, Callum Monk, Chris Soanes, Matt Lay, Mark Harvey, Simon Goldsmith, Paul Donovan, Richard Doddington, Shane Buckingham.

Hintlesham v Flempton

Hintlesham (from): Jerry Procter, Joe Cardy, Trevor Hellyer, Matt Ransome, David Leach, Clive Lawley, Adie Meredith, Phil Westley, Jack Cardy, Nigel Redding.

Flempton: Matt Alderton, Ian Brewster, David Coulthart, David Ellis, Ralph Evans, Colin Hawes, Stuart Jarvis, John Mackerron, Stephen Michell, Don Moody. Captain: Tony Michell.

Rushmere v Waldringfield

Rushmere: Michael Buck, Kevin Eagle, Glen Goldsmith, Curtis Mann, Shaun Masterson, Alan Middle, Peter Robinson, Joe Simpson, Ben Tawell, James Wright.

Waldringfield: David Sharp, Steve Coonan, Peter Adams, Mike Virley, Sean Ayles, Steve Richal, Ashley Boother, Karl Deravariere. Reserve: Chris Marjoram.

Woodbridge v Stowmarket

Woodbridge: James Keely, Ian Kitson, Adrian Studd, Andy Whittaker, Chris Bye, Chris Springle, Jon Marks, Darren Elliott. Reserve: Sam Taylor.

Stowmarket: Paul Buckle, Martin Darling, Ben Forgan, Sam Forgan, Kenton Jameson, Nathan Overton, Patrick Spraggs, Dean Tricker, Chris Underwood.

Tolly Cobbold Cup - First Round

Brett Vale v Bungay and Waveney Valley

Brett Vale: Carl White, Mike Emmerson, John Hamilton, John Hagen, Nathan Sanders, Malcolm Norton, Carl Pipe, Garry Clark (captain). Reserve: Steve Williams.

Bury St Edmunds v St Clements

Bury St Edmunds: Colin Gray (captain), Simon Fletcher, Colin Aves, Gareth Davies, Phil Castle, Steve Beahan, Martin Byford, Peter Markey.

St Clements: Geoff Gilham, Jordan Nelli, Rex Harper, Ted Goodwin, Larry Marsh, Trevor Hammond, Bob Clarke, Alan Dickinson. Reserve: Michael Clarke.

Cretingham v Haverhill

Cretingham: Mel Harradine, Steve Seal, Jake Taylor, John Mills, Tim Wright, Phil Robinson, John West, Andrew Page, Terry McCusker, Doug King.

Felixstowe Ferry v Stowmarket

Felixstowe: Dave Bloom, Chris Cook, Graham Cook, Mick Haddoch, John Harrall, Chris Pearson, Greg Rice, Glen Smart, Mick Thomas. Captain: Trevor Mason.

Stowmarket: Steve Beaumont, David Burl, Gus Cutting, Jon Daniel. Clive George, Neil Hammond, Trevor Holley, Paul Presland, Andrew Witter.

Flempton v Aldeburgh Artisans

Flempton: Charles Reed, Brian Field, John Dunn, Colin Marchbank, John Bucher, Andrew Ramsay, Jim Kirby, Rob Beecroft.

Artisans: Andy Day, Brian Manthorpe, Andy Whiting, Lee Newson, Derek Walker, Darren King, Bob Cassidy, Paul Keeble. Captain: Nigel Ludbrook.

Halesworth v Ipswich

Halesworth: Troy Wilson, Keith Ellis, Gary Slaymaker, Mike Coventry, Kevin Talbot, Matthew Greenwood, Keith Cady, Dean Boast.

Ipswich: Ian Finbow, Ben Hancock, John Martin, Mick Hedges, Robbie Adams, Michael Mounce, Torben Wood, Russell Cameron. Reserves: Mike Swirles, Guy Jenkinson.

Hintlesham v Aldeburgh

Hintlesham: Andy Crown, James Hellyer, Les Emmerson, Danny Fenton, Dave Robbins, Sam Broadbent, Martin Lamb, Geoff Barnett. Reserve: Keith Warren. Captain: Ian Procter.

Aldeburgh: John Balls, Robin Campion, David Cargill, Craig Driver, Edward Hyde, David Lockwood, Chris Nall, Mark Palmer, Robert Palmer, Hugh Wolley. Non-playing captain: Terry Broome.

Newton Green v Beccles

Newton Green: Dave Lavelle, Les Tatum, Andy Cornwell, Mike McAndrews, Ed Wragg, Ian Ledieu, Dave Byford, Harry Wordley. Reserves: Peter Wordley, Tony Hayward.

Beccles: Richard Mills, Craig Gill, Rod Green, George Savill. Alan Ereira, Matt Womack, Brian Lever, Paul Segust. Reserves: Paul Cook, Ray Walding. Captain: Nigel Edwards.

Rushmere v Gorleston

Rushmere: Scott Jennings, Rob Dale, David Markham, Josh Cottrell, Buster Larkins, Connor James, Ian Jordan, Paul Nichols. Reserves: Ryan Sykes, David Howard.

Gorleston: Bob Barnes, Bob Cook, Jim Robinson, Kevin Carlton, Mike Haylett, Terry Alderman, Graham Price, Alan Crosswell.

The Suffolk v Fynn Valley

The Suffolk: Stuart White, Paul Pearce, Jason Wiseman, Mark Bryant, Trevor Durant, Simon Webb, Mick Turner, Gary Turner, Ian Mortlock, Ian Stark.Captain: Mick Davey.,

FynnValley (from): Ian Phillips, Henry Hambling, Sam Renniville, Lee Tweed, Carl Ratcliffe, Mike Nowosad, Peter McCartney, Phil Yule, Jeff Smith, Phil Ridley, Carl Warnes, David Murray. Captain: John Poole.

St Audry's v Southwold

St Audry's: David Leech, Gerry Ablett, Peter King, Dave Tampin, Andy Macdonald, Ali Andrews, John Richardson, Ivan Green, Harold Wood, Mark Whitbread, Stuart Banthorpe.

Southwold: Graham Gerrell, Paul Ladd, Jamie Doy, Steve Aldous, David Hammett, Jeremy Ladd, Conrad Swan, Andy Hammett, Bob Perrett, John Scilly.

Stoke by Nayland v Diss

Stoke by Nayland: Roger Toone, Simon Larkin, Duncan Hyams, Gary Borthwick, Mark Summers, Ian Donachy, Gerry Day, Mike Verhelst, Billy Thompson, Bob Stone.

Diss: Ellis Williams, Robert Pleasance, Peter Griffiths, Ross Halil, Wes Kent, Godfrey Batley, Mel Page. Darahan Mavar.

Ufford Park v Thorpeness

Ufford Park: Alan McMillan, Keith Norton, Barry Jones, Mike Reding, Steve Smith, Mark Whitehead, Russell Cook, Ricky Dzierozynski. Reserve: John Pope.

Thorpeness: Merv Lambert, Mick Crabtree, Jack Thorp, Steve Lucock, Steve Barker, Richard Emsden, Dwain Finch, Mick Cook. Reserves: James Tilbrook.

Waldringfield v Woodbridge

Waldringfield: Reg Claydon, David Grieves, Chris Ward, Sean Whelan, Dave Boother, Mick Pryke, Paul Boswell. Mike Noble, James Horsfield. Kevin Calver. Captain: Brian O'Reilly.

Woodbridge: Tim Killingback, Matthew Ginn, John Masters, John Buffone, Joe Maloney, Ben McIntyre, Geoff Sheldrake, Malcolm Crissell. Reserve: James Tuckwell. Captain: John McNally.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus